Snow peas are the staple food of many farmers in NSW.
Now, you can grow them in your own backyard, thanks to the Snowpea Growers’ Association.
The association’s president, Ben Davies, says snow peas can be grown in a number of ways, including by cutting off the roots, using a combination of compost and manure, or planting them in a pot with water and an empty pot.
“It’s an all-natural product, it’s got no chemicals and it’s not polluting the environment,” Mr Davies said.
Mr Davies says the association has also launched a Snow Peas Growers Program to help farmers in Sydney grow snow peas.
In 2017, Mr Davies, along with a few friends, planted over 500 Snow Pea plants in their backyard.
But for Mr Davies and his friends, the growth was slow and the plants had to be watered regularly.
When the association launched the program, the first harvest was just a couple of weeks old.
Now, the association is offering a discount on the first 10 plants that grow in your backyard.
“We’re trying to get out there and give back to the community, and that’s what Snowpeas Grow is all about,” Mr Jones said.
“It gives back to those farmers, it gives back the community and it gives them the opportunity to grow and make money from their product.”
Mr Jones is one of the lucky farmers to have his Snow Peapies growing in the garden.
“I have over 40 of them,” he said.
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